Monday, July 21, 2008

Sorry, Neocons

...I think your quest to bleed the United States of its treasury and soft power is indeed, nearly over. The McCain campaign is one step closer to its inevitable death.

I've been trying to digest the news from the last 36 hours, and I'm not quite sure what to make of the turn of events. Iraq and Afghanistan have regained their rightful importance in the news. Obama has had resoundingly successful meetings with commanders, heads of state, and most importantly, our troops. Our brave men and women obviously adore him (what, are they Muslim-loving terrorist-sympathizers, too?). Contrast this with Bush, who often seems as though he's doing our troops a huge favor by showing up whenever he goes. Obama definitely looks the part of Commander-in-Chief.

And, judging by the photos, foreign leaders appear happy to meet with Obama. After all, who would you rather negotiate with? Someone who comports himself in the most egotistical manner like Bush, complete with a swagger, or someone like Obama, who appears humble and deferential? It's clear that the Bush administration was always so ready for war because they never truly understood the art of diplomacy.

Okay, I'll stop drooling. But it feels so strange to see these pictures with Obama, talking to these foreign leaders, with the realization that they're probably not thinking "what a fucking idiot" when they're speaking to him.

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